Mountaineers golf takes first at Pine Grove CC

Norway’s Grace Schiltz chips her ball out of a greenside bunker on Monday at Pine Grove Country Club. (Sean Chase/Daily News photo)

IRON MOUNTAIN — The skies were blue and the wind was blowing as the Iron Mountain boys varsity team kicked off its 2024 season on Monday at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain.

The Mountaineers ended up taking home first place with a team score of 192 in the nine hole competition.

Cooper Pigeon was the top medalist on the boys side, finishing the day with a 40. Jack Supanich was close behind with a 48 while Matthew Colavecchi came in at 49 and Luke Wolfe finished at 55.

Norway ended the day in second with 197. Evan Meyer’s 43 was the top score for the Knights’ Ballas Debernardi was close behind with a 46. Justin Hosking and Josh Schiltz both finished at 54 and rounded out Norway’s scoring.

Kingsford rounded out the boys competition in third place with a 219. Jordan Bray (53) was the Flivvers’ top performer.

Dominic Gronfell ended with a 54 for Kingsford while Matt Sundquist closed at 57 and Evan Scott scored a 55.

In the girls competition, Kingsford took home first place at 220.

The Flivvers’ Grace Maki was the top medalist after finishing at 52.

Bryonna Saunders (54), Ella Rizzo (58) and Maddy Zeuske (56) rounded out Kingsford’s scoring.

The Norway girls squad ended the day in second place at 299.

Grace Schiltz was the Knights’ top scorer with a 71. Kerri Krupczak ended the day at 75 while Ellas Wojtowicz came in at 76 and Sadie Powell recorded a 77.

It was a split day for Kingsford as a portion of its boys squad went to Gladstone for a six-player, two -man best ball at the Gladstone Golf Club.

Marquette brought home first place with a score of 215 while the Flivvers finished in sixth place with a 254.

Lance Harry and Nick Doran ended the day in fourth overall with a score of 73. Jonah Nelson and Jared Johnson ended with an 89 and Owen Olkkonen and Owen Edwards rounded out Kingsford’s scoring with a 92.

The Flivvers are back in action on Thursday as they head to Menominee at 2 p.m. for a Great Northern U.P. Conference clash.

On Friday, the boys take their talents to Norway for the Norway Invite at 9 a.m.

Iron Mountain, Hannaville, Westwood, Jeffers, Crandon, NC, Stephenson, Forest Park and Kingsford will be in attendance at the event.

Report compiled by Daily News sports editor Sean Chase.


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